Holthaus Generations

Holthaus Generations

holthaus_generationsPortrait of Joey Holthaus by Mimi Berlin, 2015. (Paraphrasing ‘Brides’ 1968 by Dutch photographer Paul Huf & Dutch couturier Dick Holthaus) Joey Holthaus is wearing a vintage Dick Holthaus dress in 100% wool.

During the concept phase of  Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4, we came up with many, many ideas. Our initinal concept was to paraphrase the “Brides” image dressed in Dick Holthaus couture and photographed by Paul Huf in 1968.  Somehow this idea got lost during the making of Fashion-Fest #4 in the studio, our group-portait turned out to be different. The portrait of Joey Holthaus above turned out to be like the original concept, it’s a wonderful by-product of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #4: two flies in one hit, as they say in Dutch.

(Dick Holthaus dress from the 1960s is available from kabinet-vintage)

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4; us wearing Dick Holthaus, October 2015. With this self-portrait we want to remember Dutch Couturier Dick Holthaus, who sadly passed away this year. The portrayed are wearing VintageDeluxe outfits designed by Dick Holthaus in the 1960s.*

From left to right: Mimi Berlin, family of Mimi Berlin and family of Dick Holthaus. All the portrayed are working the creative fields of fashion. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4: us wearing Dick Holthaus, is a photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2015

We really would like to thank the following people very much for their generousity, kindness, time and knowledge: JW Kaldenbach, Ferry van der Nat and Ulrike Träge (collectioneurs of (vintage) clothing), The Vintage Snatcher (bijoux), Petra Kamphuis, Milou van Rossum, Gümmischtuck, Joey Holthaus, Baukje Bies, Amber Jansen, Machteld Schouten, Manon Schaap and Wendelien Daan

These outfits (and more iconic pieces of Dutch fashion) can be seen and touched at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam at the “Collected By” part of the exhibition; Temporary Fashion Museum (13/09/2015 – 08/05/2016)

* (minus men’s wear/the far left: 2 piece suit: Hanro for Gerzon/middle top 2 piece suit: ILGWU; International Ladies Garment Worker Union imported from the USA)

…..And more information about this work HERE

View previous Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fests HERE